Wednesday, 5 May 2010

VBCW in 15mm?

The more I think about this the more it makes a lot of sense, which is unusual for me at the best of times.

There's a variant of second edition AK47 for the Spanish Civil War called 'Mexicanski 36' and another variant for the Russian Civil War, both of which have additional rules for things like armoured trains, improvised armoured lorries, commissars and so on. It would be easy to cherry pick the necessary extras and build them into a ruleset that would cover what's needed for a Very British Civil War.

http://mr-home.staff.shef.ac.uk/rules/mex36.html

The only thing that would need to be produced from scratch would be the lists for the various factions and the political flowcharts but there's plenty of information in the 1938 VBCW source books to develop these. This would actually be quite good fun as you could really push the boat out with lots of faction specific events.

For figures, the Peter Pig ranges cover everything needed using the WW1, WW2, SCW and RCW ranges providing plenty of infantry, artillery crews, civilians and characters. The vehicles can also be easily sourced from Peter Pig, QRF and Minifigs, together with some scratchbuilding.

Even the terrain is straightforward as any 15mm buildings could be used that look suitable for a UK location, from half timbered medieval and ECW houses through to industrial factories and terraced houses. A lot of N gauge or TT model railway stuff could also be deployed.

This could be lots of fun. It's a shame I can't start anything new this year as I quite like the idea of AK47 in 1938, although it would need a new title. How about 'Brumgun 38' ?

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